Central Islip, N.Y.-University of Bridgeport freshman Abigail Benesh (Horesheads, N.Y.) has been selected as the East Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Rookie of the week for her outstanding play in games that took place from March 9 through 15, 2015.
Benesh helped the UB women's lacrosse team go 2-0 last week to begin the season at 3-0 overall and 2-0 in ECC play for the first time in the program's five-year history. Abigail netted a total of five goals and had two assists to amass seven points on the week in wins over Caldwell and Queens. She also had four draw controls and forced one turnover in the two games.
UB senior Gabrielle Valela (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) earned a spot on the ECC Women's Lacrosse Honor Roll for the second straight week.
This week, the UB women's lacrosse team will be in action in Florida facing Ava Maria College on Tuesday and Florida Tech on Wednesday.